I've always been more of a fan of the ASOIAF novels than the show which I stopped watching around early season 2. Was quite interested to see this project cutting the seasons down into films, and I'm also a LOTR buff so I was interested to see how the music played.
Overall it's a strong cut well-executed. The music worked better than I expected, but I felt that some of the original music warranted inclusion rather than a wholesale replacement, and sometimes there was just too much strong music constantly without enough time to breathe.
There were some unfortunate digital glitches that others have mentioned, hopefully those will be cleaned up for a better viewing experience but hardly a deal breaker. Also noticeably lower audio quality at a few points.
I thought the narrative worked quite well! If anything I think it could have done with another 20-30 minutes, particularly to develop the Stark children a bit more and make the King's Landing conspiracy slightly less rushed. Strong decisions on what to include and what to cut overall.
Wow! Now I can see what people go on about without having to spend ten hours per season on it. Great job with the editing, it was all seamless. Its the perfect edit for those of us who dont want to spend the time watching the tv show.
It will be difficult to say anything that hasn't been said about this amazing edit.
I'm at this forum because of this edit and my quest to find another.
The idea and concept of this. How does one determine what needs to be cut to end up at an appropriate length that matches up to the LOTR score that was intended?
The title card. The beginning. Do you dream that up? How do you decide what should be included? Who voiced it over?
Incredible edit from beginning to end. I barely missed anything from the story arc. This is exactly how you trim almost 3/4 of the fluff from a series and make it into an exciting fast paced movie. I only regret that perfection takes time because there are six more seasons for Andreas to edit.
Awesome movie. I really felt it told the story exceptionally well. To distill a season down to a movie, make the resulting story so damn enjoyable, and the character's personal arcs so well defined that you really do feel invested in everything they are doing is really something remarkable. I can not wait for the movies that follow. /bravo